The legendary confrontation between William Jennings Bryan and Clarence Darrow in the Scopes Monkey Trial took place on a hot Monday afternoon in July 1925. But real clash of the cultural titans didn’t exactly match what was later popularized in movies and theater.
On July 21, 1925, the famous Scopes Monkey trial over teaching evolution in public schools concluded. Mostly remembered today was the clash between two legendary public figures. But the legal fight didn’t end that day in Tennessee.
In the last of the three-part series, Jeffrey Shulman from Georgetown Law looks at how the 2000 Troxel case was a missed opportunity to give parental rights a constitutional upgrade.
Back on remand from the Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit this week upheld the use of affirmative action in admissions by the University of Texas at Austin.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit held this week that the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles Board violated the free speech provision of the First Amendment when it refused to approve specialty license plates bearing the Confederate battle flag.